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CNN
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
justice, 14 states have laws restricting voter registration drive, early voting, forcing some voters to show an idea. those 14 states are worth 185 electoral votes, 68% of what's needed to win. so, is voting fraud a big problem? will what i just said affect the election? nicole austin hilary joins us from washington this morning. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> let's talk about these new laws put in place in many states across the nation. how will this affect voting tuesday? >> in 2011, the brennan center issued a report. when we first saw the onslaught of these laws being introduced across the country. we were extremely worried because it looked like up to 5 million voters would be impacted by these laws in such a way where many of them might have their right to vote encumbered. we issued a new report, however, a year later. it just came out last week -- early this week that showed that because of the pushback that happened across the country, because of the department of justice, citizen referenda, court and other initiatives, there has been a great deal of success in pushing
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
sunshine state started a week later than it did in '08 because of a new state law. the republican state legislature reduced the number of early voting days from 14 to 8. >>> and number five, gas prices are falling across the u.s. aaa reporting the national average dropped just over a penny to $3.48 a gallon. that is the 23rd consecutive decline. prices are lowest in south carolina, where the average gallon will cost you $3.17. >>> the images of sandy's destruction have been striking. the economic losses devastating. in addition to the homes lost because of the hurricanes. the more than 20,000 flights were canceled across north america. fedex tells "new york times" it has been struggling to find gas for its delivery trucks. the advertising company have lost $5 million because of tv disruptions and movie theaters took in only $3,000, $3,000 total in the city. the monday before that it took in $500,000. here to talk more about the economic impact of the storm is trish regan in new york. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg television. trish, thanks for being with us. it seems l
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
pushed for years but demagogued as racist, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented helping black people most of all. i mean, helping everyone but helping -- giuliani's policies in new york saved tens of thousands of black lives and i don't know if he would have been able to continue with his very tough on crime policies which were in fact demagogued as racist while he was implementing them, if you didn't have this change in feeling in america where people were just sick of hearing of being accused of racism. >> let's take a little break now we've warmed you up, because you called the president a retard this week. you're laughing. most people aren't. let's discuss it after the break. >>> i struggled with it myself >>> i struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is a gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> there's the rape comments from richard mourdock. it's sparked a firestorm in this election. i'm sure ann coulter has a view on that
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
years but demagogued as racist, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented helping black people most of all. i mean, helping everyone but helping -- giuliani's policies in new york saved tens of thousands of black lives and i don't know if he would have been able to continue with his very tough on crime policies which were in fact demagogued as racist while he was implementing them, if you didn't have this change in feeling in america where people were just sick of hearing of being accused of racism. >> let's take a little break now we've warmed you up, because you called the president a retard this week. you're laughing. most people aren't. let's discuss it after the break. [ ross ] we are in the dades gorge, high up in the atlas mountains of morocco. have you seen this road we're going down? ♪ there is no relief for the brakes. we'll put them to the test today. all right, let's move out! [ ross ] we're pushing the ats brakes to the limit. going as fast as we can down the hill. we are making these sharp turns, slamming on the brembo brakes. [ derek ] it's
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
actually partisan by doing that? >> actually, i'm not doing anything. that is the law of the state of ohio. i am the administer of the law. we have strict laws in regarding this. i have some latitude in setting uniform hours. but what we really like is the more people that vote early, the fewer people show up on election day and that means we have shorterlines at the polls because most people have already cast their ballots. or at least a lot of them. >> a lot of them, yeah. 1.3 million absentee ballots were requested. that's an issue because of the provisional ballots. if the people who said yes, i do want an absentee ballot don't turn it in and go to the polls and vote, then they'll have to do a provisional ballot. >> well, first of all, we want voters who requested their ballot to turn them in. we encourage them to do that. right now, we're at 8 pe85 perc of them have returned. and we think that the number could actually be smaller than it was the last time. so we're not concerned about that. >> we are because we're here and you can't count those ballots or those votes until novemb
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
photo i.d. law in ohio. you actually have -- you can use a photo i.d., a government-issued paycheck, a utility bill, the last four digits of your social security number, there are a number of ways you can cast a ballot in ohio. ohio is a place led by republicans who created early voting in our state. so that really doesn't apply in our case. republicans have been the ones that really have opened up the opportunity to cast ballots either by mail or in person. and we have led those efforts in many cases. >> let's talk about another effort you led. i want to talk about the voting days. many say our previous guest, state senator nina turner said that was an effort to reduce the turnout especially of african-american voters on the sunday before the election to reduce the turnout and deliver the state for governor romney. your response to that? >> well, actually, your previous guest, senator nina turner, voted for a bill that ended voting on those three days. and then the obama campaign said that they didn't like it, so the democrats were essentially reversed in ohio by a lawsuit that was fi
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
? >> well, don's it -- don it is easy if there is a state law that says you can change the election date in the state of an emergency, the law that says you can add a voting day if fewer than 25% of voters cast ballots, due to an emergency. otherwise, there are big challenges, secretary of state in connecticut, denise merrill was on cnn a little while ago. she said she did a tour of places like greenwitch, bringport, finding a lot of elderly people clustered along the shoreline. concerns that some are still in shelters, people have no power, so polling is one of those issues that sort of goes farther down on the list. and if you listen here for just a moment, you can hear her talking about that. >> and i did a tour yesterday of places like greenwitch, and our biggest city like bridgeport, where there are frail, elderly people, there are concerns there, some are still in shelters. many don't have power, we do have power at most of of the polling places but i think there are concerns about actually reaching people and getting them to vote. >> and don, some of the states affected by the storm
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
bill in the new jersey legislature to change like a 100-year-old law that says when the utilities are downed they are fined $100 a day, an ancient law and he wants that changed to 10,000 or a million dollars a day. so he sent this bill, serious fines that will tell the utilities, upgrade your infrastructure. use your profits to do a better job or you are going to be really fined if you go down. and i thought, wow, he was saying that and -- >> i think people have been respectful of the incredibly difficult job the authorities and politicians have had and i think all of the mayors from bloomberg to booker to the governor involved, have done a terrific job. but there will be a tipping point for people. if they are out of power next tuesday, for example, this could impact the election. maybe people -- you could have said today it benefits the president because he has been presidential. mitt romney can't get on television but you could say next tuesday if there are millions without power feeling angry, you could get a protest, couldn't you? >> first of all, i don't think it is just mitt ro
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am EDT
only his sister's home was burned to the ground but his father-in-law's home. three sisters, homes side by side by side. that kind of community, anderson. one home which miraculously was spared belongs to a 9/11 widow, we're told, and apparently only the siding melted but the intensity of that heat so dramatic. but right now we can tell you the smell of smoke so heavy in the air, firefighters spent the better part of the day, simply trying to put out blazes that kept erupting, one of the wires. it's pitch dark, anderson, because you can't really see -- all the electricity is off. they don't know whether the fire was caused by a transformer or caused by some downed power lines. but even one of those posts holding all those power lines, that was on fire at one point today. so this is still very much in progress. people just trying to figure out exactly what they're going to do next right now. they're simply trying to catch their breath, anderson. >> yeah. no loss of life, though, among those 80 homes, correct, deborah? >> reporter: that's correct. they haven't gotten in to search all
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> the federal response to hurricane sandy has brought the government's role in disasters into the medial spotlight, and it wasn't long before news organizations starting replaying this clim of mitt romney last year in a republican primary debate moderated by cnn's john king. >> some people say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the state should take on more of this role. how do you take on something like this? >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the state, that's the right direction. >> has this sparked an overdue debate in the media or purely partisan one? joining us now in san francisco, deborah saunders, columnist for "the san francisco chronicle." deborah saunders, romney didn't quite say he would abolish fema but he did sort of imply it. fair game in the wake of this devastation? >> yeah. i think so. he did say he wanted to move the f
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
york university, the law school, they do have generators and one of the few places in lower manhattan that have power. there were kids studying in the library, lights on, computers working, connected to the internet. the sickest patients at nyu, weren't evacuated before the storm hit, that's also raising questions. baby alice is health ooechl other babies evacuated from the hospital were much more fragile, one of them, a newborn girl half the size of alice. dr. sanjay gupta joins us live with her story. >> this is the story of emma, also beautiful, but fragile as you say. also the story of the doctors and the nurses who saved her in the middle of hurricane sandy, while her parents were stranded so far away. monday night, this baby, 13-day-old baby martinez, a preemie, weighing only two pounds, suddenly needed to be transferred to mt. sinai. challenging under any conditions and these were extraordinary ones. at about 10:30 p.m., the ceo of mt. sinai, dr. kenneth davis, got the call. within the hour, babies from lang langone started arriving. >> it's frightening, and when you
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
this law, and what they point out is you can go in person today, sunday, for your absentee ballot, you can request it in person and turn it back around. so even though an absentee ballot is processed differently than the regular vote, you can still use absentee. >> the president is expected to speak at 3:43 eastern time. we'll take that live when it happens. >>> in the meantime, no presidential candidate has not won the white house without winning ohio. mitt romney doesn't plan to be the exception. here he is in cleveland arguing it's time for a change at the top. >> putting aside all the excuses and all the ads and all the attacks, and look at the record. because, you see, talk is cheap. but a record, it's real, and it's earned with real effort. change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. so let's look at that record. >> this was the second of four events romney has scheduled for today. next step for the republican candidate? pennsylvania. >>> be sure to join anderson cooper and wolf blitzer as they take a close look at the candidates' final
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> we are back with walter isaacson, sean will ents, and edmund morris, our superstar history panel. sean will ents, people look at this and say the race is tied. there are some indications that obama is ahead in the state-by-state polls so he could win the electoral collegend but could lose the popular vote. that happened, of course, in 2000. what are the historic parallels that you think of when you look at this election? >> in some ways there are no parallels when you look at the structured politics. but we're talking about tight elections, there have been any number of them, 1800, 1824, neither of the presidential candidates got in the majority of the electoral college so it was sent to the house of representatives. 1960, i remember being a little kid staying up very, very late wondering who was going to win the election, kennedy or nixon. it came down in the end with illinois but it was a real cliff hange
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hours of relief. capzasin-hp. take the pain out of arthritis. >>> hello, fredricka whitfield with a check of our top stories now. it is the final campaign blitz. president barack obama got support from former president bill clinton in new hampshire this morning. the president also has florida, ohio, colorado on his schedule. and mitt romney was in des moines, iowa this morning. later on today, he'll rally in ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia. stay with cnn. we'll have live coverage from the campaign trail all day. >>> now for the latest on the superstorm, sandy. the storm is blamed for at least 111 deaths in the u.s. meantime shall as survivors try to recover, thousands of people still without power dealing with the cold now. forecasters say temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and tomorrow evening. and sandwiches of comfort, we'll
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> republican chairman reince priebus, thank you for being here. >> thank you, candy. >> let me pick up on something that david axelrod said which is they essentially believe that there is not any momentum now on the governor's side and that the swing states are further apart advantage the president and that you all know that from your internal polls as well. >> it's just not true. our polling shows a lot of what the other polls are showing, which is clearly a momentum shift towards mitt romney. if you look at the state of play in ohio, for example, you know, a month ago we were seven points down. a couple weeks later we were five, three. some of them showing even today in the morning, so, i mean, when you have the momentum and you are a challenger in a tie race, the challenger wins in the tie race. >> he is correct that those absentee ballots coming in and the early voting, partic
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
1965. and that is a law passed by congress to sort of watch out for minority rights in certain states. that parentally has at least part of the mission here, fred. >> all right. joe johns, thanks so much. we'll check back with you later on as the day develops. thanks so much. >>> meantime, let's talk about the new york area. staten island in particular. one of the hardest hit areas after superstorm sandy. we'll meet a family whose home was destroyed but that apatientapatient -- apparently is just the beginning of their loss. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities.
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 2:00am EDT
study and i have it right here. keep in mind, this was done based on current law, which assumes the bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year. they concluded that revenue neutral tax reform would permit a 4% decrease in all ordinary income tax rates. now, that's not close to 20%. now, let's get to the second thing. adding more than $2 trillion to defense spending. according to analysis conducted money, romney will add $2.1 trillion in defense spending over a decade. now, as "the washington post" recently noted, they think romney's plan is better for the nation's defense needs, but he still hasn't said how he'll pay for it. let's give everyone here the map. we have $5 trillion in tax cuts, plus $2 trillion. now, if romney can make that $5 trillion tax cut revenue neutral, he's still spending at least 2 trillion. again, our debt, which is growing every minute, is about $16 trillion right now. so, romney has to find some massive cuts to pay for his promises before he can tackle our nation's greatest security threat. now, to be fair, he has some ideas for cuts. on his campaign website
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
states that even have laws or rules where you can, you know, incrementally move the date or time, something along those lines. there are a lot of different options they can do. they'll try to determine where they have a specific problem precinct by precinct and address that, carol. >> okay. here is the question for you. do states traditionally have paper billialballots available power goes down? >> state by state or county. massachusetts and connecticut, for example, they still use the old paper ballots that you punch and can be scanned optically. the state of virginia also use that technology. in pennsylvania, "the wall street journal" reporting that officials say counties should have enough paper ballots for 20% to 25% of expected voters because touch screen voting machines may be expected to run on battery power if they have to. it's a mixed bag. all the states have to reach out and find out what their needs are, carol. >> the most impacted states, of course, new jersey and new york are pretty much blue states. what if this happened in ohio? >> yeah, i know. but, you know and
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm EDT
could delay day by day up to perhaps 20 days, depending how you read the law. but some other states are even talking about the possibility of paper ballots. some states already use paper ballots, like massachusetts and connecticut. it is a real mixed bag. it depends on the state. and sometimes even the counties within a separate state. >> it is going to be a mess. joe johns, appreciate that. one thing we want to look at when we come back, we'll take a short break, is this storm, this storm which people say is one of the century, is this a sign of things to come, a sign of the kind of storms we're going to be seeing more of? we're going to talk about that ahead. you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. you know, one job or t
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
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CNN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
know you're not in trouble with the law, but if you were, you would be free by monday. subway shut down until further notice. water in the tunnel. speaking of the tunnels, goes to and from either jersey or the other areas here. shut down, except for one. carpooling, you have a car -- or gas, the compound, ashleigh, as we go through. >> some people reporting four hours to go to work coming from the outer boroughs, what would normally take 35 minutes. give me an update on the power story. this is just so horrible for everyone affected on the eastern seaboard and manhattan, this is a city that requires power. it's still a problem. >> reporter: it does. and i know that people who live in the hurricane zones found this out, people who live in severe weather country, their power knocked out for days, it's different. because you have high-rises and mid rises, people living 15, 20, 30 stories up and without power, you've got to go up and down those stairs. and if you're at all unhealthy or immobile or elderly, that is no easy task. and by now, day three, you have run out of water, run out of fo
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> the presidential race coming down to just a handful of critical states like iowa and a number of uncommitted voters still. the new nbc-wall street journal-maris poll showing president obama with a six-point lead over mitt romney in the state. poppy harlow talks from folks in two key grooepz groups in iowa about their choouz choice for president. catholics and evangelical christians. >> reporter: in the heart of des moines evangelical christians flock to grace church to talk faith, family, and the presidential election. >> honestly, what it all boils wn to is what does the bible say and which candidate is going to follow the closest. >> for bob and rachel bradshaw, that candidate is mitt romney. >> i don't know how in his right mind the president could be for abortion the way he is and support same-sex marriage. est hard for me for someone who claims to be a christian -- >> don and jacques even have wrestled
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. point." looting is a major concern. people have arrested dozens of people for looting businesses in brooklyn and queens in the aftermath of sandy. charges range from breaking into a bank, to robbing a liquor store. huge new york city tourist attraction. that boom is no longer dangling after crews secured it. luxury high rise building it is attached to. streets surrounding the crane remain closed and will not be reopened until this weekend at the earliest. inkr incredible time lapse video from across the east river showing hurricane sandy slamming into manhattan. it shows the very second the lights go out in lower manhattan, full video compressing two days into just two minutes. it's very, very cool. >> when it goes black, amazing. that crane -- people standing outside could see t
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
stouffer's. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back, everybody. we're following some breaking news this morning. massive fires have broken out in new jersey in an area that was already hard-hit by sandy. those are live pictures. it's the shore town of mantoloking. police in neighboring area say they are aware of the fire. it's impossible to get to. those who are reporting what they're seeing are seeing it from quite a distance. they believe it's in the outgoing section and there are homes, but there are homes there. people in that area were told to evacuate ahead of sandy, but lots unknown at this point. it's unclear how many people are actually there. unclear how the fire started. and it's also unclear especially how much it's spread. it looks like a number of fires that are burning there from the
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Oct 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
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Nov 4, 2012 7:30am EST
voting laws, i think we're prepared for there to be a significant amount of confusion on election day. >> but controversy over how they do their job. poll watching has become part of the business. what do you think of the election protection people. >> look. they have problems. >> reporter: christian adams now represents true the vote. a tea party-affiliated vote. >> it stands with integrity. follow the law, period. >> reporter: but true the vote has real critics of their own to the left. >> true to vote has been stay it is likely challenged the voting rights of legitimate voters we must address anybody who tries to deny anybody that right to vote and i consider it criminal. i consider it unpatriotic. and i think -- and highly offensive. >> reporter: a claimed a amount duh not take likely. >> they're liars. they're bearing false witness against law-abiding citizens who are doing no more than observing the process, and they should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: whatever the election watchers find it may ultimatably up to super lawyers like ted olson whether to go to court.
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
cutting the budget, eliminating the president's health care law and tapping into domestic energy resources. i have to tell you the one message that they have been hitting hard in the last final days of this campaign, they have been going after the president on this issue of bipartisanship. mitt romney is making the case that the president has forgotten his mandate to be a uniter in this country. the president said people should be voting because it is the best revenge. mitt romney has been telling crowds all day long that people should be voting out of what they think is best for the country in their heart. so that is the message that they've been delivering all day long. i can also tell you that the front of the campaign plane we have seen a higher number of top campaign advisers flying with the gop nominee including michael levitt who has been leading the readiness project, as they skaul it. i talked to governor levitt for just a few brief moments in iowa and he said what they've been doing is building a ship, he called it, that they hope will set sail and we'll find out whethe
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm EDT
policies that had been pushed for years but demagogued as racist, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented helping black people most of all. i mean, helping everyone but helping -- giuliani's policies in new york saved tens of thousands of black lives and i don't know if he would have been able to continue with his very tough on crime policies which were in fact demagogued as racist while he was implementing them, if you didn't have this change in feeling in america where people were just sick of hearing of being accused of racism. >> let's take a little break now we've warmed you up, because you called the president a retard this week. you're laughing. most people aren't. let's discuss it after the break. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama. he says he took his 88-year-old mother-in-law and 98-year-old father-in-law to vote because they may not get many more chances to share the experience. >> we want you to send us your votergraph. cnn.com/early start. it is the candidates final push before the big vote. will battleground states hold surprises? anderson cooper takes a closer look. you are going to watch america's choice 2012 countdown to election day on sunday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> next, tired of being treated like the other burrow? staten island hit hard by hurricane sandy. they are begging the government for help. i mean it when i say begging. they are criticizing the mayor's decision to hold the marathon sunday despite the devastation. . ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more co
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
it's even running against the health care model he signed in to law in massachusetts and then goes on to explain why he believes the president while by no means perfect taken right decisions on a whole bunch of issues and as a result he feels more comfortable and he says the president deserves four more years in the white house and a significant endorsement of the mayor of new york. >> how significant? i asked how significant is endorsements? in this case, this is the mayor of new york city. how big could this be for the president? >> well, the president's going to carry new york state to begin with. so that -- doesn't necessarily have a huge impact in new york because it goes without saying. the president will carry new york and california. mitt romney will carry texas. those states are not in play right now so it's in terms of an immediate impact but the battleground states, widely admired. people that don't like necessarily democrats or republicans, they look to see who's the best candidate and i think michael bloomberg has sway potentially. if it's a close race in ohio, virgini
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Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> it nay hamay have been the most pointless use of off the record. obama spanked for some saying his editorials couldn't be published. then they caved expect put it on the record in a routine issue. now they support mitt romney for president. should the authors have talked to him in the first place in the last two weeks of the campaign? >> i think you'll see a lost of people doing that now. no, why, why bother? you can get access in this age of social media to things snantdly. why do you need to talk to somebody off the record? you can get the stuff that you need. >> editor rick greene of "the register" told us he kept pushing for this to be
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Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
radical outfits haver to mmted mali. they've destroyed shrines, impose period sahria law and stoned people who come in their wake. now, mali was once considered one of the few stable democracies in africa, and mali's capital would normally have been able to counteract these insurgents. but the government tripped up this year. a coup took place in march. in the aftermath, soldiers deserted the army. there are reports many even sold their equipment for money. so mali is essentially defenseless. last month the interim president called on the security council to help. seems increasingly likely there will be some military intervention. already a regional group called ecowas, economic community of west african states, is pulling together a small army. france is leading the calls for action. it has submitted a proposal to the u.n. for malayan soldier to be trained by the european union. those soldiers will then join a few thousand ecowas troops to retake northern mali. remember, mali was a french colony until 1960. france continues to have trade interests in the region. what about washingt
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
legal guys ave ri freeman a law professor joining us from cleveland. good to see you. >> hi, fredricka. >> and richard herman a new york criminal defense attorney and law professor from miami, good to see you as well. >> hi, fred. >> avery, you first. the parents say this is unconstitutional and its attorney sent a letter to the superintendent saying stop the yoga or we're suing. do they have grounds for this? >> well, they're saying essentially that yoga is a form of, as they're saying it, hindu prose la tizing. these are evangelical hindus. no science about the workout, no science about breathing. they're just saying it's anti-christian. let me tell you something in my opinion it is a constitutionally unhinged argument. there is no basis. you know what, i spent time in federal court getting restraining orders under the first amendment. let them take it into federal court. the federal judge is not going to grant a restraining order. it is not anti-christian, it is not prose la tizing. it is absolutely proper for these 5500 kids to be exposed to this physical workout. >> ric
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
laws don't give the government-elected officials the authority to force people to leave, so what government does do is control the transportation, control the roads, control the buildings. so this is a way to encourage people to leave. >> and when they tell you, you know, to basically get out, that means to get out because they have done all they can. and someone like chris christie, we have the box on the screen because we are waiting on chris christie, the governor of new jersey, he said it last time with a hurricane barreling to new york and new jersey. i'm telling you, get out if you don't. i'm paraphrasing, you are not right, i don't want to say a bad word to people. you have this new book called "leadership" and making decisions in the wake of katrina and other decisions you have made. as you're watching this preparation and watching people like michael bloomberg, people down on the coast, are they making the right decisions? >> they are going in the right direction. in today's world, we have large numbers of people living in concentrated areas and very dangerous places whe
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
over 70 years old, the judge can have house arrest. and in 2006, there was an italian law that reduces prison sentences. if anything it will be a couple of months under house arrest. >> what else is going on with him? let's go there. >> yes. berlusconi is still involved in a case where he was supposed to have elicited sex with an underage moroccan exotic dancer known as ruby "the heart stealer," so there was that going on. there used to be bunga parties with ruby. that is still going on. but we apparently must not call his political epitaph just yet. some people are saying right now, with the law as it is, he can't run for president for the next three years or prime minister as it is. so he announced that he's not going to run for prime minister in the next elections. but that doesn't mean that he won't in years to come. >> because he says his reaction to all of this is, well, that's well and great, but i want to return to politics? >> exactly. he thsz is politically motivate -- he says that this is politically motivated and he is a victim. it's going to be interesting. isn't i
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
reform becomes law in the united states of america. >> when i think about all the seniors who are seeing more discounts on their prescription drugs and when i meet people who say, you know what? my brother, my uncle, my father have a pre-existing condition, couldn't get health insurance and now they feel more secure, the effort was worth it. >> he got his historic victory, but at a tremendous cost. during the year the president was focused on health care, more jobs and homes were lost and frustration mounted, even at town halls like this one on cnbc. >> i'm one of your middle-class americans and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. introducing the new 13-inch macbook pro, ♪ with the stunning retina display. ♪ for the pro in all of us. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. before you begin an aspirin regimen. the wheels of progress haven't b
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ceos are urging law makers to reach a bipartisan agreement to bring down the nation's debt level. they're pushing the controversialal methods raising tax revenue. >> there needs to be compromise and compromise not being a dirty word, but rather being synonymous with governing. yes, i recognize my taxes are going up. i haven't developed a table that says i'll be willing to pay this much more if you're willing to cut this much more. who knows where that's going to go. but i would say most companies, most people expect that they're probably going to have to pay more. >> an increasing number of ceos are going on record that they're willing to pay more in taxes to avert the so-called fiscal cliff as part of a comprehensive plan. if congress fails to act by january, it will trigger $600 billion of cuts. businesses not certain of what lies ahead have been reluctant to increase pay rolls. >> we stop hiring externally. as people leave their positions, we don't fill those jobs. as you look at exapt expenditures, we start to slow down our spending. and you see most companies doing that now
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00pm EDT
ledge literature to change a 100 year old law that when utilities are down they are fined $100 a day. he wanted that changed to $100,000 a day to tell the utilities to upgrade your infra structure and use your profits to do a better job and i thought wow he was saying that. >> i think people who have been respectful of the difficult job that the authorities have had. and i think all the mayors from bloomberg to cory booker have done a terrific job. however, there will be a tipping point for people. this could impact for people. you could say today would affect the president. you could say by next tuesday, you could get a protest vote could bt you? >> i think we have a president and believe me after the eight years before this president, one bumbling mistake after another and that is being kind to have a president who is inintelligent and who is proactive and who was very sincere that he did here today, i can people feel more security with barack obama in the white house when we have something like this happen. we know he is going to take the reign and get something done. i'm not
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00am EST
and toward business first and two graduate degrees, in both business and law, at harvard. >> by now, george romney had seen what it took to succeed and what kind of skills you needed and what kind of credentials you needed. and so he was encouraging his son to go beyond where he had been. >> so in 1972, mitt, ann and their two baby boys moved to massachusetts. but their move from utah would not be easy. >> it was destroyed by fire in august of 1984. and the fire department indicated that it was most likely set. they categorized it as of suspicious origin. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. they're this season's must-have accessory. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. [ ma
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
president and both campaigns have said, don, they're looking -- they're working with local law enforcement authorities as first responders state by state to determine whether or not they should proceed with campaign events. >> jim, can you -- someone was talking to me as you were saying something. you said the president's canceled an event and who -- is someone coming in his place? you mentioned former president clinton and someone else. can you repeat what you said? >> reporter: that's right. in youngstown, ohio, tomorrow the president has canceled an event there but according to the notes that have been given out to the press from the obama campaign, vice president joe biden and president clinton will still be at that campaign event. so the president has that event in florida, then he goats baes o the white house. this is really happening in realtime right now. instead of events being planned out days in advance, now it's sort of as each hour goes by, things are changing. that's why it's going to pay to keep a close eye on this storm and on the campaign schedule, don. >> well
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
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Oct 31, 2012 3:00am EDT
places across new jersey and law enforcement is committed to continuing to do that until nightfall again tonight, then we'll start again tomorrow morning. >> you have a young family, are they all okay? where were they when this was going down? and what do you say to your children, what does any parent say to a child when this kind of catastrophe happens on their doorstep? >> well, first off, you give them a hug and say don't be scared, mom and dad will protect you. that's the first thing you do. second, my family was at our family home in mendham when we lost power finally late yesterday afternoon. the state police moved them down to the governor's residence in princeton, where once we arrived, we shortly thereafter lost power there as well. but at least we were all together and i came from the operations and intelligence center last night over to the governor's residence and we spent the night together there last night. we will spend the night together there again tonight. no power but we'll be together. >> what do you say, what does a parent say, what should parents be telling th
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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Oct 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> millions of dollars flowed up and down florida. how are they protecting the seaports from sandy? he is the fifth district commander of the u.s. coast guard. he's joining me on the phone from portsmouth, virginia. so admiral, if there is a way to prepare for this storm, how do you go about this? you're talking about lots of waterways, many ports, you're talking about commerce ships and you're talking about leisure ships, many of whom didn't know this storm was coming. >> certainly, fredricka. we start by being prepared all the time, and really the coast guard really concentrates on that, but if you look at this particular storm, it's really been on our radar screen since before last weekend. we flew a search and rescue mission with a c-130 out of north carolina. started down in georgia and went all the way up to new england overflying the waters in the atlantic to warn people about the impending storm. so i think anybody who is u
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Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
law we passed put those choices in your hands where they belong, and that's where they'll stay as long as i'm president of the united states. finally, number five, we're going to use the savings from ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan to put our people back to work. do some nation building here at home. let's rebuild our roads, our bridges, our schools. let's lay broadband lines into rural communities all across the country. and as we're doing that, we're going to be putting our veterans back to work. we've got to serve them as well as they served us. because nobody who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head or the care that they have earned when they come home. that's the plan we need, new hampshire. that's how you build a strong, sustainable economy. that's how you make sure that middle class jobs that pay a good wage are out there. that's how you encourage new businesses to start here and stay here in america. that's how you increase take-home pay, not just by talking about it. that's how you build an economy where everybody who works h
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Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
rights laws. and they're also supposed to protect the rights of access to the ballot on election day. many of the places these federal observers are actually going to have been previously identified as places to watch by the court or the justice department. and, don, we also got word today that the justice department is watching early voting in florida. put out a little statement announcing they're going to be observing voting in the miami-dade area. we didn't hear anymore than that. we do know in miami-dade there have been some serious problems with traffic and people being able to get in. the lines are just so long right now for early voting in south florida. >> man, it's going to be something to watch. see what happens on tuesday. joe johns, thank you very much. we want to tell you that president obama's set to speak any moment in ohio. and we're back right after the break. everyone in the nicu, all the nurses wanted to watch him when he was there 118 days. everything that you thought was important to you changes in light of having a child that needs you every moment. i wouldn't t
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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